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Tue, 09/05/2023 — The University of Kansas School of Business received a $50 million commitment from an anonymous donor that will transform business education and research at the school. The gift, the largest in KU School of Business history, will also provide...

Tue, 09/05/2023 — People have turned to religion and spirituality to deal with crises and critical needs for centuries. Yet little is known how religion plays a role in substance use care. A new publication from the University of Kansas and Georgetown University...

Fri, 09/01/2023 — Like many 24-year-olds, Katie Pine loves pop and country music, her job and reading novels such as “The Hunger Games.” The Olathe resident, who currently lives at home with her parents, would like to have her own apartment — roommate...

Fri, 09/01/2023 — LAWRENCE – A new core laboratory at the University of Kansas will enhance the speed, quantity and quality of research into infectious diseases, neurological disorders, cancer and immunology. The Flow Cytometry Core Lab opens its services to KU and regional researchers Sept. 1. The lab includes three new instruments, which allow researchers to study individual cells within a liquid sample. “The core is providing flow cytometry analysis and sorting services. Flow cytometry and sorting is a way of distinguishing and analyzing cells based on their size and granularity,” said Peter McDonald, Flow Cytometry Core Lab manager. Flow cytometry works by funneling a liquid

Fri, 09/01/2023 — The Educate & Act series, led by the Center for Service Learning, the Emily Taylor Center for Women & Gender Equity and The Commons, will host two events this semester for students, staff, and faculty at the University of Kansas. This...

Fri, 09/01/2023 — Social media has radically changed the way we do things, from communicating to purchasing to learning to voting. But according to a new article, it’s also transformed the way we define religion — particularly among women. “Religious...

Thu, 08/31/2023 — LAWRENCE – The Robert and Elizabeth Dole Archive and Special Collections at the Dole Institute of Politics has awarded two 2023 research grants. Michael Fortner has been selected for the Dole Archives Research Fellowship, and Raina Hackett has been awarded a Travel Grant. The Dole Archives Research Fellowship is an annual $3,000 award to support substantial research projects requiring the use of the Dole Archives. Fortner, associate professor of government at Claremont McKenna College in Claremont, California, was selected for his project “Crack Cocaine and Congressional Leadership in the War on Drugs,” which explores the goals and intentions of members of Congress

Thu, 08/31/2023 — Breast milk is widely acknowledged as the most beneficial nutrition for infants, but many families face medical or logistical challenges in breastfeeding. In the U.S., just 45% of infants continue to be exclusively breastfed at 3 months of age,...

Thu, 08/31/2023 — Hurricane Idalia made landfall in Florida on Wednesday, bringing violent winds and massive storm surges to the northern part of the state, and threatened parts of Georgia and South Carolina as well. As communities throughout the region are...

Thu, 08/31/2023 — LAWRENCE – The U.S. Secretary of Education is launching his nationwide bus tour at the University of Kansas. Secretary Miguel Cardona will bring his “Back to School Bus Tour 2023” to KU for a public event and pep rally at 11:30 a.m. Sept. 5 in the Jayhawk Welcome Center. All students, faculty and staff are invited to attend. Cardona is expected to discuss how schools, families and communities can accelerate student learning and raise the bar in education. Specifically, he will focus on TRIO programs and teacher prep programs, with an emphasis on how these programs address affordability and diversity, as well as partnerships at both the K-12 and higher education

Thu, 08/31/2023 — LAWRENCE – Because ignoring the artificial intelligence elephant in the room is no longer feasible, the author of a new “Blueprint for an AI Bill of Rights in Education” has proposed some principles for dealing with it. The editors of the new journal Critical AI published the article, written by Kathryn Conrad, University of Kansas professor of English, online in July as a sneak preview of their February 2024 issue because they “were keen to get it out so that it could be helpful as people had conversations about the place of AI in education,” Conrad said. Conrad’s scholarly work has centered on intersections of technology and culture, usually in the context of

Thu, 08/31/2023 — This academic year the University of Kansas welcomed eight international students as part of the Fulbright Foreign Student Program and four Fulbright Foreign Language Teaching Assistants. From Africa, Asia, Europe and South America, the...

Wed, 08/30/2023 — LAWRENCE – Military jets will fly over campus at least twice this week in advance of the university’s Friday night football game. A group of four T-38 Talon jets will fly over David Booth Kansas Memorial Stadium on Sept. 1 approximately 10 minutes before kickoff of the Jayhawks’ season opener against Missouri State at 7 p.m. The T-38s will do a practice run over the stadium Thursday, Aug. 31, at approximately 4 p.m. Additionally, a group of F-16 fighter jets may fly over the Hill on Friday at approximately 4 p.m. as part of a cross-country training run.

Wed, 08/30/2023 — Two pivotal leaders of organizations vital to the University of Kansas will receive the KU Alumni Association’s 2023 Fred Ellsworth Medallion for their dedicated service. David Mucci, who directed KU Memorial Unions for 23 years, and Dale...

Wed, 08/30/2023 — Paper Plains Zine Fest, a two-day event celebrating and showcasing zine culture in Lawrence and beyond, returns for a second year at multiple venues over Labor Day weekend. The Emily Taylor Center for Women & Gender Equity at the University...

Tue, 08/29/2023 — Every basketball coach has told their players at some point that free throws win games. A new study from the University of Kansas used innovative markerless motion capture technology to determine the mechanics of proficient free-throw shooters...

Mon, 08/28/2023 — when it comes to the proper usage of verbs in the Russian language. “I have researched this category as a linguist for a few decades, but I've never written any instructional material for it until now,” said Dickey, professor in the...

Mon, 08/28/2023 — Research from the University of Kansas just published in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences could hasten development of a new class of vaccines aimed at SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19. Anthony Fehr, associate...

Mon, 08/28/2023 — A new virtual institute established at the University of Kansas School of Engineering will train the next generation of military and civilian leaders to better combat the growing threat of cyberattacks and protect the electromagnetic spectrum...

Fri, 08/25/2023 — The University of Kansas Common Book Program will host a slate of activities and events surrounding the 2023-24 Common Book selection, “Parable of the Sower,” by American science fiction writer Octavia Butler.   Students, faculty and...


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